Research

Publications

  1. Political institutions and policy responses during a crisis with Sabyasachi Das
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, May 2021
    Coverage: Ideas to Action

Working papers

  1. Aggregate implications of barriers to female entrepreneurship
    with Pinelopi K. Goldberg, October 2021  [PDF]  [NBER WP] New Draft!
    Coverage: Research Wire, Vox EU, Economics & Marginalia, Ideas to Action Podcast, Forbes India

     

  2. How important are matching frictions in the labor market? Evidence from a large Indian firm with Abhijit V. Banerjee, September 2021 [PDF] 
    Revise and Resubmit at Review of Economics and Statistics
    Coverage: PEDL CEPR interview

     

  3. Equilibrium effects of size-based policies on multiproduct firms
    September 2019 [PDF]

     

  4.  Not too little, but too late: Improving post-primary learning outcomes in India
    with Diva Dhar and Radhika Nagesh, September 2021 [PDF] New Draft!

     

  5. Marriage markets and the rise of dowry in India
    with Jeff Weaver, August 2021 [PDF] [Online Appendix] 
    Coverage:
    World Bank, Live Mint, Ideas for India, Global Dev,  Ideas to Action,  Soch,  BBC

Selected works in progress

  1. Labor laws and informality 
    (with Ritam Chaurey and Vidhya Soundararajan)

     

  2. Volatility and development
    (with Rafael Dix-Carniero, Pravin Krishna and Mine Senses)

     

  3. The effect of storage capacity on price dynamics and production
    (with Sabyasachi Das and Shivakumar Venkatraman)

Policy/Media writings

  1. Which jobs are lost during a lockdown? Evidence from vacancy postings in India
    with Erin Kelley and Greg Lane, August 2020  [PDF]
    Coverage:
    Ideas for India, The Economic Times, International Growth Centre

     

  2. “Unless operational constraints on firms are removed, amending labor laws won’t work” , Hindustan Times, 26 May 2020 (with Ritam Chaurey) [LINK]

     

  3. “The MSME sector is critical in times of COVID-19”, Hindustan Times, 03 April 2020
    (with Ritam Chaurey and Vidhya Soundararajan) [LINK]

     

  4. Who gets LPG subsidies?”, Economic Survey of India, 2013.
    (with Abhijit Banerjee)